For those of you who A.) are sad that the Office season is over and B.) can't get enough Kevin on the show, your wishes are both granted. Yesterday NBC released the first in a new series of webisodes starring Brian Baumgartner as the dopey Kevin, who could conceivably appear to be mentally handicapped to people who just met him. In this series, Kevin tries to get a bank loan to pay off his gambling debts. New episodes will appear every Thursday for the rest of the month on Hulu. Check out the first installment after the jump.
Disgust. This was my reaction to news that Fox was mounting a remake of the cult Brit comedy Absolutely Fabulous starring Kristen Johnston and quite possibly Kathryn Hahn. Yes, what a perfectly wonderful idea: take a show beloved by audiences and endlessly imitated but never improved upon, and tart it up Fox-style with a couple of B-list American actors, some rejiggered plot-points and a misogynist marketing campaign. Because the Telefile is not equipped with emoticons or audio function (and because my editor made me), I'm not able to impart my visceral response to this development, which is probably for the best. Swearing is also discouraged. So I'm trying to sublimate my violent rage a bit with a methodical, rational list of the reasons why this is the worst idea in the history of the world. Or, you know, whatever.